Silverton Mountain

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Silverton Mountain
United States
Phone: 970 387-5706

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About the Ski Resort

Silverton Mountain is a new expert and advanced only ski/snowboard facility. One double chairlift will access the steepest, most powder-filled skiing in the Rockies. Silverton Mountain is located in southern Colorado in the heart of the San Juans. Snow is no worry at this 10,400-foot base and 12,300-foot peak elevation: the annual snow fall exceeds 400 inches.

Winter comes early and heavy, supplying skiers and boarders with amazing conditions. Silverton is different from other resorts, serving as a guide-only backcountry ski area to groups of eight. Riders are required to bring an avalanche beacon, probe pole, and shovel as well as a Colorado hiking pass.

Silverton is steep! Angles can reach 55 degrees. The easiest run is around 30 degrees, the steepest run at your average ski area. It has won rating such as the No. 1 Steeps and Powder in the United States, the Top Ski Resort and Top Extreme Ski Experience by many publications.

"I am sure that each and everyone of you have been in bounds at a ski area and thought, "If only there was a lift accessing that peak." Most of you have looked at awesome terrain in the backcountry and wished you could get more turns than you could earn. Silverton Mountain may very well be what you would have created, if you were to try to fulfill those worthy desires," boasts Silverton's website.

Teams of expert ski patrollers engage in constant avalanche mitigation work. However, guests are reminded to observe one's surroundings and make the appropriate decisions on where to ride.

In addition to skiing and boarding, participants may take classes at the Silverton Outdoor Learning and Recreation Center (SOLRC). Topics are diverse and will include avalanche safety, mountaineering instruction, backcountry ski/snowboard instruction and much more.

Ski resort area details

Alpine Skiing: Yes
Night Skiing: No
Heli-Skiing: No
Snowcat Skiing: No
Snowboarding: No
Snowshoe trails: No
Snow tubing: No

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Pace of Play: Pace of play: 0
Money Value: Money value: 0
Tees: Tees: 0
Service: Service: 0

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Mountain Statistics

Base elevation:  10,400 ft
Summit elevation:  13,300 ft
Vertical drop:  2,900 ft
Skiable area:  0 acres
Annual snowfall:  400 in
Snowmaking:  0 %
Number of trails:  0
Number of lifts:  1
Types of lifts:  1 Double Chair

Ski Resort Services

Childcare  No
Adaptive skier:  No
Nearby lodging:  Yes
Ski lessons:  No
Snowboard lessons:  No
Ski rentals:  No
Snowboard rentals:  No

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Silverton Mountain map

Ski Resort directions

Drive through the town of Silverton. At the town park make a left and stay left. When in doubt, go left. The base is approximately 6.65 miles up Hwy 110. Four wheel drive is recommended in inclement weather.